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Felt Baltimore Oriole Birds

Instructor: Karen Zukas

Ages: 10 up

Format: 2 hour workshop

Date:  Friday, MAY 3rd

Time:  10:00 to 1:00  (bring a sandwich and a drink) 

Course Fee: $45.00 !  Includes all materials.  Felt, patterns, floss thread, sequins, sewing supplies, batting, tools etc.  

Felt Baltimore Oriole Birds

  • " I can't believe I made this myself.  It's the prettiest thing I've ever done".  A satisfied student.

    These birds are so lovely, and they're big, pretty much life size.  You'll get years of compliments from your 3 hours of handsewing.  You'll enjoy the peace and accomplishment of making them and you'll want to make every type of bird out there !  They make great gifts, and are treasured keepsakes.  With a simple blanket stitch, running stitches, some sequins and French knots, all of which you'll be taught if necessary, you'll create your lovely bird, stuff him with fluff and there they are !  You'll own the pattern after this, so you can make as many as you like (this pattern lends itself well to several variety of birds with slight alterations) .   All materials are included in this workshop.  

  • Karen Charbonneau Zukas has been making all kinds of stuff  for most of her life.  She is a graduate of Tufts university and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston with a master’s degree in education from Western New England University. She is a recognized portrait painter and potter and former columnist for the Bulletin in Boston. She has been teaching various subjects, primarily advanced ESL, fine art, writing, test prep, debate and humanities; at universities, preparatory, public, private and international schools and community ed in Boston and now locally for over 35 years. She and her family moved back to the south coast in 2013. She is currently working on a book which is a series of short animal stories from her personal experiences. She is the proprietor of Peasantware Pottery in New Bedford and the founder of The New Bedford Art and Cultural Emporium at Kilburn ! Email: 

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